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Welcome to French Property News, the ultimate househunters’ guide to the French property market. Here you can find everything you need to know about buying a property in France, including advice on the legal process and financing your purchase, in-depth location guides to help you choose where to buy, and features on renovation and new-build property, as well as inspiring real life stories from those who’ve already found their dream home. With advice from estate agents, property finders, solicitors, and financial and tax experts, plus all the latest property news and market reports, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone considering a property purchase in France, whether now or in the future.  

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Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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French Property News August 2015 issue 294

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France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

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Interview with an agent in Charente

Christophe Guay of Agence TIC Ruffec explains why this single-storey property, on the market for €197,500, gets his vote

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The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Buying guide part 7: the cooling-off period

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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Interview with an agent in Charente

Christophe Guay of Agence TIC Ruffec explains why this single-storey property, on the market for €197,500, gets his vote

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Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard

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French Property News August 2015 issue 294

August 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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Rachel Thomas-Bonnet

Perfide Albion help you buy French property with confidence

Over 20 years ago, a young law graduate decided that her future lay in France...Today, Rachel Thomas-Bonnet provides you with a comprehensive ‘after sales service’for your needs in France. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Currency

The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Currency in France: getting the best exchange deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Tax

Rooftops in Viviers, France

Changes to French social charges

Following the news of a major reversal in French social charges legislation, Kehinde Dauda explains how this might affect your investments in France

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How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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